Peabody Room

Peabody Room

At Georgetown Neighborhood Library


The Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. Come in during open hours or contact the librarian for more information. 

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
3260 R St. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20007


Monday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2nd & 4th Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Also open by appointment

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Part of DC Public Library's Special Collections, the Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. It includes subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings and artifacts that document various aspects of Georgetown life. It also features a house history file for many homes in Georgetown. Finding aids for archival collections located at the Peabody Room can be found here

Following a devastating 2007 fire that damaged the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, a newly constructed, climate-controlled third floor (opened October 2010) now houses the Peabody Room. 

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